I have been waiting for this film for as long I as have worked as a photojournalist, in the on and off times, in the quiet and the chaos. Dan Eldon and his journals inspired me from the minute I picked up a hardback of his in a small Kalk Bay book shop ten years ago. Since friends bought me a copy of my own for my 21st birthday, when we all dressed up as carni folk. I've tried to recreate endless "diaries from the road" of my own. I've quoted Dan to hundreds of strangers and waxed on about his story to loved ones until they had to pretend to care as much as I did to get me off their backs. My heart agitates at the sound of his name, with all the drive and desire and love I have for the art of photojournalism, for all the stories I've yet to put into words and the photos I've yet to publish. And now, here it is. To remind me to keep going. To remind me of the voice in my heart. Ok, Fish, press play.
A heavenly display of light over the magnificent plains of the Mara.
Most travelers plan their safari to the Masai Mara to coincide with the Great Migration during the months of August to October but a little known travel tip is that November and December are also fantastic times to visit due to the short bursts of daily rain which transform the dry plains into lush green landscapes.
The parks are also less busy so game viewing is far more peaceful providing travelers with better photo opportunities.
If you do, however, want to witness the great migration make sure to book your safari well in advance as availability is limited for this bucket-list event.
We loved this image of this clumsy little elephant calf showing his lack of basic life experience.
Image captured by @mariagelimasmiquel in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Botswana is renowned for its spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness and, unlike many other African countries, is winning the war against poaching and habitat destruction.
Today more than anything I’m grateful for health and love, especially from this guy right here—who helped me through some serious uphill climbs this year. (Also thankful this 🐘 wasn’t serious about charging us in Botswana. Phew!)
Imagine a country with the tallest of mountains and the deepest of lakes. A landscape fumbling and tumbling with millions of animals and unspeakable beauty. A place where in one day you could awaken to a sunrise in a primordial desert landscape, then end up on a paradise island for sunset, barefoot along some flour-soft sandy beach, cocktail in hand.
Can you imagine this place? Okay, now set your imagination aside because this place exists. It’s called Tanzania!
If you are considering a journey to Africa in 2018 and wish to experience as much raw beauty, friendliness, and life-changing moments per square mile, look no further than Tanzania. 🌍🇹🇿
We also wrote a blog post of 5 reasons why traveling to Tanzania is a great idea 😎 You can find the link in our bio 👀
“You can leave Namibia but Namibia will never leave you.”
The vastness and sheer beauty of her desert landscapes will forever be etched into your soul.
If you’ve explored Namibia, which were your favourite spots?
If you’re passionate about photography and Namibia is on your bucket-list go check out our 10 day Namibian Highlights Photographic tour.
A Maasai Holy Site (notice the circular etchings to the right of me)... these rocky outcrops that dot the savannahs of the Serengeti were created when the Ngorongoro Crater erupted 2.5 million years ago, and catapulted these behemoth boulders over 150 miles to the places they rest now. #SerengetiNationalPark#ADLfisher
Luxury bush living for the next 10 Days🦏Follow my journey in the @krugernationalpark 🐘 on @travelafrica.tv 🎥page. 👨🏼🍳Private chef @chefenroute will be seeing that I will be fed 🍝throughout this epic adventure. #safarilife#Travelafricatv#Chefonroute#thisiskruger
You can find the African penguin on Boulder Beach, South Africa. These cute penguins are covered in dense, waterproof feathers, good for camouflage against predators. Their feathers are white on the belly and black on their back. #boulderbeachpenguins
When you think of a penguin, you might think of the little animals surrounded by snow and ice. But they also live in Africa. The African penguin is the only penguin acclimatized to warmer climates.
They're also called jackass penguins because of the donkey-like braying sounds they make. #penguinlife